SOM-66F03F: Medieval coin: angel of Edward IV

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Unique ID: SOM-66F03F

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval gold angel of Edward IV, second reign (1471-1483), Type XXI (North 1626), initial mark cinquefoil, minted at London, 1480-1483. Ref: North (1991:92). Double struck.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1480
Date to: Exactly AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 5.1 g
Diameter: 27.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Angel
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Gold angel: Edward IV, Second reign (N 1626, 1627)
Obverse description: St Michael standing facing on a dragon which he pierces with his spear
Obverse inscription: EDWARD DEI GRA REX AnGL Z FRAnC double saltire stops
Reverse description: Ship with large cross as mast from which hangs the royal shield. E/ rose flank the mast above the shield.
Reverse inscription: PER CRVCEm TVA' SALVA nOS XPC REDEmPT'
Initial mark: Cinquefoil
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Mid Devon (District)
To be known as: Cullompton CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Undisturbed grassland

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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